Trump Issues Proclamation Honoring Las Vegas Victims, Orders Flags at Half-Staff

Posted: Oct 02, 2017 1:00 PM

President Trump has issued an official declaration in honor of those killed in Las Vegas, ordering all U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff. 

"Our Nation is heartbroken.  We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night's horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada.  As we grieve, we pray that God may provide comfort and relief to all those suffering," Trump said in the proclamation, released by the White House. "As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetrated on October 1, 2017, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, October 6, 2017.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations."

The President made remarksabout the situation from the White House earlier today, calling the attack "evil."

"It was an act of pure evil," he said. "May God bless the souls of the lives that are lost."